Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Alex and Declan Pare, June 30, 2009

Today my friend, Alex Pare, came by with her three week old son, Declan, for some photos. Alex is a wedding and event planner and we have become friends through the wedding business.

Declan is absolutely adorable and a great model as well. He had to take a couple of food breaks, but he was a perfect gentleman and sat through over an hour of photos. Plus, I got to hold him quite a bit. I adore infants and now that my son is ten, I need to borrow my friends children to get my baby fix.

Alex is slowly moving back into work mode. We are working together for the first time in July and I very much look forward to this event. Too bad Declan will not be joining us for the wedding.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ashley and Hyun - June 27, 2009

Kaitey Whitehead and I photographed the lovely wedding of Ashley and Hyun yesterday at Argyle Country Club. The weather was perfect and there is nothing like a golf course to shoot against on a beautiful day. I don't play the sport, but I do love taking pictures against all those rolling green hills.

Thanks to Ellen and Lisa at Argyle for all their help in making the event go smoothly. We look forward to coming back soon! And best wishes to Ashley and Hyun who are now enjoying a few days in Key Biscayne before coming back to busy life in Washington.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Whitney and Patrick - June 21, 2009

Yesterday I got to be a tourist in my own city with Whitney and Patrick when we took their engagement portraits. Finally a beautiful day, a rare treat this rainy spring and summer. The weather was cool, the sun in and out of the clouds and the wind felt great, although it gave Whitney and her long hair quite a run.

We met at the Smithsonian Metro stop and first went to the Capitol for some quick shots. Next we went to the Botanical Gardens, the sculpture gardens on Independence Avenue, a few stops along the way and then the Jefferson Memorial. We finished with some quick pictures along the Reflecting Pool before ending up back at the same Metro Stop where we started. Big thanks to Patrick for carrying my big lens and camera bag. I couldn't have done all that mileage without his help.

Such a fun couple - I really look forward to their Alexandria wedding coming up next month.

Angela and Larry - June 20, 2009

When I awoke to pouring rain on Saturday morning my first thought was to the garden portraits that I had planned later in the day after Angela and Larry's wedding ceremony. They are such a lovely couple and have been so much fun to work with that I wanted everything to be perfect! Although the rain continued into the early afternoon, everything went smoothly and we were able to sneak in a few portraits at McCrillis Gardens in Bethesda between the ceremony at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Potomac and the reception at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel. Larry and Angela were great sports and were not going to let a bit of weather spoil their fabulous day, and in the end, it was indeed perfect.

Kait Whitehead and I spent the day and night with them and saw Angela change clothes three times! First into a traditional western wedding gown for the ceremony and start of the reception. She then changed into traditonal Korean dress for the Pae Baek Ceremony which was held mid-way through the reception. She chaged again into a Chinese Chi Pao dress for the remainder of the reception. This was all in honor of her Korean and Larry's Chinese families.

Riva Neam from the Hilton did a great job keeping everything flowing smoothly. Other vendors were Blue Sky Films, Bialeks Music for the D.J. and DaVinci's Florist. Angela and Larry don't head off to their Hawaiian honeymmon for another couple of weeks, so hopefully they will have all the pictures ready to take with them to review on their long plane ride.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Morroccos - 6/7/09

Today I got to spend some time in the afternoon with the Marroccos. We have been friends with Drew and Carolyn for years. Randy and I photographed their wedding in 2003, and now, six years later they have two adorable boys, Luke and Jake. I stopped by their house to get a few photos of the boys today. Such good models, although, I think Jake had more interest in my tripod than in the camera.